Collapse Of George Ellis Trial “Unfortunate” – JCF

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Unfortunate!

That’s how the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF’s describing recent development in the case against alleged gangster, George Ellis.

In a statement this afternoon the police say inspite of the “excellent investigative work” done by its members, the Director of Public Prosecution had no choice but to enter a “nolle prosequi” today- thereby ending the case.

It says this unfortunate end came as a result of the murder of the Prosecution’s key witness in 2017.

The Constabulary went on to clarify that every effort was made by the police to have the individual placed on the Witness Protection Programme.

The police say despite their best efforts, the individual resisted police protection.

The statement continued, that the police have taken persons into custody for the murder of the witness and charges have been laid against them.

The JCF says that investigation continues.

Meanwhile, the Constabulary sought to encourage potential witnesses in major cases to, when the need arises, make themselves available for Witness Protection.

It says the Jamaican State and its partners have the capacity to protect persons who come forward to assist in the justice system.

It also says there’s no need to refuse the police’s efforts to protect them.

The JCF went on to thank its investigators and prosecutors who worked on the case.

The constabulary sought to reiterate its commitment to providing thoroughly-investigated cases to the prosecution with good supporting evidence and protecting the rule of law in Jamaica.

It also sought to reassure Jamaicans of it’s commitment to protecting the people.


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Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


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